Gardening is therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Gardening is therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

At any age, gardening is a wonderful outdoor activity. Senses are stimulated as we connect with nature and we are rewarded with colourful flowers, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Gardening also has many mental and physical benefits to people with Alzheimer’s. Research indicates engaging all the senses provides positive emotions that those with Alzheimer’s may no […]

Delegation of Controlled Acts in Senior Care

Delegation of Controlled Acts in Senior Care

Under Ontario law, certain health care actions (controlled acts) may only be performed by qualified health professionals.  Qualified Health professionals delegated to perform controlled acts include nurses, physical therapists, or doctors. In some circumstances, a PSW may perform some of these acts. Each medical professional is authorized to perform the acts of their profession, but […]

How Does Cold Weather Impact Joint Pain?

How Does Cold Weather Impact Joint Pain?

Cold and harsh weather can affect numerous aspects of our lives including daily routines and the way we go about them. When the weather is cold, everything feels a little different than it does when the sun is blazing and the air is warm. People are quite often a little more hesitant to venture outdoors […]

Physical activity tips for older adults (65 years and older)

activity in older senior adults

For the first time ever, older adults make up a greater share of Canada’s population than children. By 2031, about 23 per cent of Canadians could be seniors. Older adults can maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity. Taking part in regular physical activity is key to improving […]